Friday, January 8, 2010

Black Mountain Sun



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

There's a very nice hiking trail atop Black Mountain, which is only a few miles from our house. On a clear, crisp day last January Betsy and I went there to hike the loop. While at an overlook I unintentionally got this picture of the sun looking like the star it is.

16 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

That is a great shot George. Sometimes the unintentional ones can be really fantastic. I love your icy header.
Judy

Sunny said...

Lovely sun shot. Be careful it doesn't melt the ice in your header! Which, by the way, is a fantastic picture.
Keep warm.
Sunny :)

Hilda said...

Wonderful!

I still don't know how to get those rays, whether from the sun or artificial lights.

George, this is perfect for Sky Watch Friday!

rainfield61 said...

I love most of the "names" in your post. Black mountain, so mysterious!! How black is the black?

Rondell said...

That look just like the Christmas star! Did you find a manager under it?

Happyone :-) said...

Looks like its coming straight from heaven.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous.Love that star burst.
Blessings,Ruth

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Stunning! Here the sun looks very much like a star, which it is.

SandyCarlson said...

I sure do like that, George. Really nice. After my eyes leave the star, they travel to the hills in the distance, which are illuminated, before they settle on the foreground. A nice journey.

Tina said...

Gorgeous shot George.. you have an artists eye for sure...don't think this beauty was taken accidently.. ;-)

Carletta said...

A stunning shot George!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Nice shot! Yep it looks like a BIG star :)

Janie said...

This is a great starry sun shot! Beautiful scene.

Cheryl said...

Wow, George. This is an amazing photo! Sometimes the ones we least expect turn out to be the best.

Tes said...

Beautiful, George! Just look at the rays from that ball of light! Lovely!

Anna said...

Very nice George, it looks like a start, but then it is a star. Thanks for sharing, and happy new year. Anna :)